2013C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2013C NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date 24 November 2013
End date 2 February 2014
Awards
Drivers' champion 22px Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT
Privateers' Champion 22px Tristan Hagenstein
Great Lakes Motorsports
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Mitsubishi
Nations' Cup 22px United States
Tires' Cup 22px Hoosier
Endurance Cup 22px Josh Mertz
Chronology
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2013B 2014A

The 2013C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the sixth season for the NASA RallyCross Challenge presented by Royal Purple. It started on 24 November 2013 with the 6th British Rallycross Grand Prix and ended with the Irwindale Rallycross Grand Prix on 2 February. Dylan Livengood, Revolution Racing, and Mitsubishi will return as the defending Drivers', Constructors', and Manufacturers' Champions.

Background

Coming into the sixth NASA RallyCross season, the leading works teams rosters did not change.

  • Quadruple Works Champions Revolution Racing will retain Triple Drivers' Champion Dylan Livengood and Chris Wetz.
  • Their rivals, the 2012B Works Champions Citroën retain 2012B Drivers' Champion Josh Mertz and his teammate Cody Erdmann.
  • Mangled Lemons Racing moves up to become a works team for Ford with Nick Kahrs and Keith Sherman.
  • Volkswagen also begins their maiden campaign in the Works ranks with the 2012A Drivers' Champion, Brandon Lambert, and Tanner Smith, who drove for the team in the final two races in the 2013B season.

2013C Schedule

Round Circuit Location
1 Croft RallyCross 22px Croft, GBR
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross 22px Valkenwaard, NED
3 Island Rally 22px Long Island, NY, USA
4 Charlotte RallyCross 22px Charlotte, NC, USA
5 Talladega RallyCross 22px Talladega, AL, USA
6 Negus RallyCross 22px Canon City, CO, USA
7 Riverside Rally 22px Riverside, CA, USA
8 Bent Twig RallyCross 22px Vancouver, CAN
9 St. Eustache RallyCross 22px St. Eustache, CAN
10 Irwindale RallyCross 22px Irwindale, CA, USA

Schedule Changes

  • The rally endurance rounds return from 2012A, due to popular demand. The two rounds will form the inaugural Royal Purple Endurance Cup.
  • Two new circuits arrive this season in Talladega, AL & Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • On 12 December, the Las Vegas Council informed NASA officials that building permits would not be given to NASA to build the track.
  • On the announcement of the LV track being cancelled, NASA officials moved the finale to the Irwindale Speedway.

2013C Drivers and Teams

Entry List

NASA RallyCross Car Works Entries
Manufacturer Constructor Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën C4 RX)
22px Citroën Total Red Bull World RallyCross Team Template:Bridgestone MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 22px Josh Mertz 1-4
CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 82 22px Cody Erdmann 1-4
22px Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team Template:Bridgestone JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 83 22px Jacob Krause 1-4
CRM Red Bull RallyCross Team 84 22px Luke Fleming 1-4
Ford
(Ford Focus WRC)
22px Mangled Lemons Racing Template:Michelin Purple Power 15 22px Keith Sherman 1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Lemon Power 35 22px Nick Kahrs All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
22px Revolution Racing Template:Hoosier Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 22px Dylan Livengood All
K1 Revolution Racing 2 22px Chris Wetz All
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
22px Delícia Race Team Template:Michelin Monster DC Subaru Team 31 22px Douglas Speed 2-3
Puma Subaru Team 41 22px Joao Paulo 2-4, 8
22px Red Bull Subaru MRT Template:Bridgestone MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 22px Josh Mertz 5-10
CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 82 22px Cody Erdmann 5-10
22px Subaru MRT Junior Template:Bridgestone JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 83 22px Jacob Krause 5-6
PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 22px Dylan Smith 7-10
CRM Red Bull RallyCross Team 84 22px Luke Fleming 5-8
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC)
22px VW Monster Energy World Rally Team Template:Pirelli Monster Energy Team Lambert 5 22px Brandon Lambert All
Monster Energy Team Smith 13 22px Tanner Smith 1-3
NASA RallyCross Car Privateer Cup Entries
Manufacturer Team Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën C4 WRC)
(Citroën Xsara)
22px Zest Racing Template:Michelin Zest Racing 22 22px Dylan Smith 6
22px Poulin Racing Template:Pirelli Poulin Racing 39 22px Jake Poulin 3
Ford
(Ford Focus WRC)
22px Great Lakes Motorsports Template:Michelin Team Klondike 27 22px Tristan Hagenstein All
22px Abu Dhabi Ford World Rally Team Template:Michelin Abu Dhabi Ford Racing 34 22px Matt Brinson 9
22px Smith Racing Stables Template:Michelin Smith Racing Stables 50 22px Dudley Smith 6-8
Mitubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
22px Stanton Racing Template:Michelin Stanton Racing 48 22px Jeffrey Stanton 2
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
22px ATN Autosport Template:Pirelli ATN Autosport 08 22px Adam Simons 1
NOS Energy Racing 28 22px Jake Pipal 3
22px DeNise Racing Template:BF Goodrich Royal Purple RallyCross 10 22px Doug DeNise 4-6, 9
22px Solstice Racing Template:BF Goodrich Solstice Racing 7 22px Caleb Paul 1-6
22px NOS Energy Rally Template:BF Goodrich NOS Energy Rally 199 22px Daniel Bellamy 3
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC)
22px ATN Autosport Template:Michelin ATN Autosport 08 22px Adam Simons 7
22px Bruno Racing Template:Michelin Castrol Racing 54 22px Leonardo Bruno 3

Team and Driver Changes

  • After re-evaluating their RallyCross programme (along with Josh Mertz serving his suspension) Citroën has reinstated their factory teams for 2013C.
  • Luke Fleming terminated the contract for Carolina Motorsports to be the official Works and Semi-Works teams for Subaru.
  • Mangled Lemons Racing became the Ford works team.
  • Volkswagen World Rally Team has accompanied Monster Energy as the new main sponsor for Brandon Lambert & Tanner Smith. With this announcement, they elevate to Works status after winning Semi-Works in 2013B.
  • Luke Fleming and Jacob Krause join the Citroën Junior team after closing Carolina.
  • Mid season, Citroën and MRT parted ways. This resulted in MRT aligning with Subaru for the first time since 2012B.
  • After a string of poor performances and disqualifcations, Jacob Krause was dropped by MRT Junior after Negus. Dylan Smith will return to the team for the remaining races.
  • Tanner Smith was dropped by VW after Negus due to a failure of showing up to race events.

Events

Results

Rd. Race Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Report
1 22px Croft 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood N/A N/A 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi Report
2 22px Valkenswaard 22px Luke Fleming 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Josh Mertz 22px Caleb Paul 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi Report
3 22px Island Rally 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Josh Mertz 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Tanner Smith 22px Caleb Paul 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi Report
4 22px Charlotte 22px Caleb Paul 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi Report
5 22px Talladega 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Josh Mertz 22px Caleb Paul N/A 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Caleb Paul 22px Solstice Racing 22px Subaru Report
6 22px Negus 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Doug DeNise 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Dylan Smith 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru Report
7 22px Riverside 22px Josh Mertz 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Brandon Lambert N/A 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru Report
8 22px Bent Twig 22px Keith Sherman 22px Tristan Hagenstein 22px Josh Mertz N/A 22px Brandon Lambert 22px Brandon Lambert 22px VW MONSTER WRT 22px Volkswagen Report
9 22px St. Eustache 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Cody Erdmann N/A N/A 22px Josh Mertz 22px Josh Mertz 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 22px Subaru Report
10 22px Irwindale 22px Chris Wetz 22px Josh Mertz N/A N/A 22px Dylan Smith 22px Chris Wetz 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi Report

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Croft 22px Dylan Livengood 3
22px Valkenswaard 1
22px Island Rally 6
22px Charlotte 8
22px Talladega 10
22px Negus 8
22px Riverside 22px Dylan Livengood
22px Josh Mertz
Tie
22px Bent Twig 22px Dylan Livengood 2
22px St. Eustache 22px Josh Mertz 4
22px Irwindale 7

2013C Drivers' Championship

Points are awarded to the top 16 finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   Heat Win 
Points 20 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1


Pos. Driver Cup Team CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 22px Josh Mertz C MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 5 2 61 7 1 2 5 1 2 160
2 22px Dylan Livengood C Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 7 1 3 2 4 7 3 4 3 153
3 22px Cody Erdmann C CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 4 3 3 7 3 2 1 6 5 7 141
4 22px Brandon Lambert C MONSTER Energy Team Lambert DNS 4 6 4 9 3 4 1 2 6 132
5 22px Chris Wetz C K1 Revolution Racing 6 1 8 1 12 5 8 11 3 1 127
6 22px Tristan Hagenstein C Team Klondike 2 8 5 5 4 9 6 2 11 10 114
7 22px Caleb Paul P Solstice Racing DNS 2 4 2 1 11 81
8 22px Nick Kahrs C Lemon Power DNS 9 14 8 11 7 10 10 9 8 70
9 22px Luke Fleming C CAR Red Bull RallyCross Team 5 6 11 12 5 10 11 9 68
10 22px Keith Sherman C Purple Power 8 10 15 8 12 4 10 5 65
11 22px Dylan Smith C PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 5 6 6 4 57
12 22px Doug DeNise P Royal Purple RallyCross 9 6 8 8 9 46
13 22px Jacob Krause C JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 7 DSQ 17 10 PO DSQ 29
14 22px Joao Paulo C Subaru Puma Team 11 12 11 8 26
15 22px Adam Simons P ATN Autosport DNS 3 20
16 22px Tanner Smith C MONSTER Energy Team Smith DNS DNS 7 18
17 22px Dudley Smith P Smith Racing Stables 13 9 12 18
17 22px Matt Brinson P Abu Dhabi Ford Racing 7 10
19 22px Douglas Speed C MONSTER DC Subaru Team 13 13 8
20 22px Jake Pipal P ATN Autosport 9 8
21 22px Jake Poulin P Poulin Racing 10 7
22 22px Nick Dawson P Dawson DC Racing 10 7
23 22px Jeffrey Stanton P Stanton Racing PO 3
24 22px Daniel Bellamy P NOS Energy Rally 16 1
25 22px Leonardo Bruno P Castrol Racing 18 0
Pos. Driver Cup Team CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)
Icon Championship
C Constructor
P Privateers

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ transfer

  • 1 Car #81 was demoted four places after exceeding track limits four separate times (one position per instance)

2013C Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 22px Mitsubishi 1 1 1 1 2 4 7 3 3 1 173
2 22px Subaru 7 2 4 2 1 1 1 5 1 2 170
3 22px Volkswagen DNS 4 6 4 9 3 3 1 2 6 133
4 22px Ford 2 8 5 5 4 7 6 2 7 5 125
5 22px Citroën 3 3 2 6 6 72
Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
22px
RVR
22px
BTW
22px
CAN
22px
IRW
22px
 Pts 

2013C Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
22px
ISR
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CHA
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TAL
22px
NEG
22px
RVR
22px
BTW
22px
CAN
22px
IRW
22px
 Pts 
1 22px Red Bull Subaru MRT 81 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 5 1 2 301
82 4 3 3 7 3 2 1 6 5 7
2 22px Revolution Racing 1 1 7 1 3 2 4 7 3 4 3 280
2 6 1 8 1 12 5 8 11 3 1
3 22px VW MONSTER Energy World Rally Team 5 DNS 4 6 4 9 3 4 1 2 6 150
13 DNS DNS 7
4 22px Subaru MRT Junior 83 7 DSQ 17 10 PO DSQ 5 7 6 4 143
84 5 6 11 12 5 10 11 9
5 22px Mangled Lemons Racing 15 8 10 15 8 13 4 10 5 135
35 DNS 9 14 8 11 7 10 10 9 8
6 22px Delícia Race Team 31 13 13 34
41 11 12 11 8
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
22px
IRW
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ transfer

2013C Privateers' Cup

Pos. Team No. CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 22px Great Lakes Motorsports 27 2 8 5 5 4 9 6 2 11 10 114*
2 22px Solstice Racing 7 DNS 2 4 2 1 11 81
3 22px DeNise Racing 10 9 6 8 8 9 46
4 22px ATN Autosport 08 DNS 3 20
5 22px Smith Racing Stables 50 12 9 12 18
6 22px Zest Racing 22 7 11
7 22px Abu Dhabi Ford Racing 34 7 10
8 22px ATN Autosport 28 9 8
9 22px Poulin Racing 39 10 7
10 22px Good Smile Racing 4 10 7
11 22px Stanton Racing 48 PO 3
12 22px NOS Energy Rally 199 16 1
13 22px Bruno Racing 54 18 0
Pos. Team No. CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ transfer

* Great Lakes Motorsports clinched the 2013C NASA RallyCross Privateers' Cup at the ninth round at St. Eustache.

2013C Nations' Cup

Pos. Nation CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 22px United States 5 1 4 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 172
2 22px Germany 3 3 2 6 3 1 1 5 1 2 169
3 22px Canada 1 7 1 3 2 4 7 3 4 3 153
4 22px Netherlands 2 8 5 5 4 9 6 2 11 10 114
6 22px Brazil 11 12 11 8 22
5 22px Norway DNS 7 18
Pos. Nation CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 

2013C Royal Purple Endurance Cup

Pos. Driver Team ISR
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RVR
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 Pts 
1 22px Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 2 36
2 22px Cody Erdmann CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 1 35
3 22px Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 7 31
4 22px Brandon Lambert MONSTER Energy Team Lambert 6 4 26
5 22px Tristan Hagenstein Team Klondike 5 6 24
6 22px Chris Wetz K1 Revolution Racing 8 8 18
7 22px Adam Simons ATN Autosport 3 15
8 22px Caleb Paul Solstice Racing 4 13
9 22px Luke Fleming CAR Red Bull RallyCross Team 11 11 12
10 22px Dylan Smith PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 5 12
11 22px Tanner Smith MONSTER Energy Team Smith 7 11
12 22px Nick Kahrs Lemon Power 14 10 10
13 22px Jake Pipal NOS Energy Racing 9 8
14 22px Dudley Smith Smith Racing Stables 10 8
15 22px Jake Poulin Poulin Racing 10 7
16 22px Joao Paulo Puma Subaru Team 12 5
17 22px Douglas Speed MONSTER DC Subaru Team 13 4
18 22px Keith Sherman Purple Power 15 2
19 22px Daniel Bellamy NOS Energy Rally 16 1
20 22px Jacob Krause JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 17 0
21 22px Leonardo Bruno Castrol Racing 18 0
Pos. Driver Team ISR
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RVR
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 Pts